Gresham News Briefs: April 16
Apply for free wisdom teeth removal
With the COVID-19 outbreak putting an economic strain on families, a local oral surgery clinic is offering two students complimentary wisdom teeth extractions to help alleviate financial concerns.
Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons created the Wisdom For Wisdom program to support high school or college students during the pandemic. The application period is open through Thursday, April 23. To apply, students will watch a video about the wisdom teeth removal procedure, take a short quiz, and submit a 250-word essay about what they learned.
Students can apply at beaconoms.com/wisdom
Beware of COVID-19 fraud
Oregonians should be wary of several new fraud schemes seeking to exploit the evolving novel coronavirus emergency by targeting vulnerable groups.
Scammers have devised numerous methods around COVID-19, including:
Precautions can be taken to avoid scams. Independently verify the identity of any company charity or individual contacting you about COVID-19. Do not click on links or open email attachments from an unknown source, and ignore offers for a COVID-19 vaccine or cure. Be wary of anyone requesting payment by cash, wire transfer or gift card.
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